When I was little my mother had this ancient waffle iron. It made very thin waffles with tons of holes in them. I’m not sure how she made them, for all I know she used a pre canned mix, it was the 80’s after all! I loved those waffles and now that I’m older I wish I had that waffle iron. It would have needed a lot of help as it only cooked on the bottom and you had to flip them half way through the cooking time when I was a preteen. I don’t think it was ever replaced at my mothers. She doesn’t cook anymore.
I’m here, I’m here!!! Don’t forget me!!! Ok, so I really fucked up and missed the deadline by about almost 5 days. Whoops is all I can say. I could tell you my excuses (ranging from my children needing a lot of attention to it’s been way to hot here to cook cookies) but I won’t. I missed the deadline my fellow daring bakers… is there any way you can forgive me? I’ll stop rambling now and save that for another post, on to the cookies!
The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. They chose Apple Strudel from the recipe book Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague by Rick Rodgers.
I’d actually never heard of Ricotta Gnocchi till I saw it on the daring cooks message board. But now that I’m a daring cook I have to be up to try anything, right?! So in the true spirit of being daring I thought I would make the cheese as well. Which I thought was really easy and worked great! It made some of the richest ricotta cheese I’ve ever had. I don’t know if that worked against me though when I was making the Gnocchi. It was so rich I couldn’t eat a lot of it so we had it more as an appetizer before a birthday party
The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from Jenny Bakes. She has chosen Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake as the challenge.
The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef.
We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.